Hakata is a city in Fukuoka Prefecture, famous for its obi sashes and kimono cloth woven in a striped pattern. Foods that appear to be striped are often called hakata ori, which means “woven in the Hakata style.” Here the alternating layers of seafood and eggplant form the striped design. I often serve this dish with an American standby such as a fluffy omelet.
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